We acknowledge that we are situated on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok, the Peoples of the Waters that Are Never Still.

We recognize that there is a history to this land that is older than we are and pay honor and respect to this history and to the Elders, past, present, and future.

A gray rectangular building situated on a field of green grass with trees, mountains, and sky in the background

Courtesy Alon Koppel

A gray rectangular building with a porch

Courtesy Alon Koppel

A weathered steel building with curving facade sitting on top of a concrete base, with a long grassy field in the foreground and trees in the background

Courtesy Thatcher Keats



Forge Project fosters relationships between the land and the built environment, creating spaces of kinship for the people who use them.

The space consists of two structures designed by Ai Weiwei in collaboration with HHF architects. The Tsai Residence is the larger of the two buildings and consists of four equal-sized boxes that are built as simple wood construction covered with corrugated metal panels on the outside and wood and gypsum panels on the inside. The floor plan is based on the needs of a traditional house yet organized around the four rigid outboxes. 

Parallel to the Tsai residence is a Y-shaped building constructed of raw, rusted steel. Its upper floor features a circular skylight that illuminates a central art gallery. This residence also houses a fluid living and studio space for Forge fellows.